Friday, September 04, 2009

Argentina: Man Photographs Aerial Engima

Source: Diario San Rafael (Argentina)
Date: 09.01.09

Argentina: Man Photographs Aerial Enigma

The man in question decided not to disclose his identity due to the very real fear of being mocked when events of this sort occur. While he refused to go public with the event, a friend convinced him to go public in Diario San Rafael and after being promised that his identity would not be made known, he provided the information to the paper's newsroom.

According to Diario San Rafael, it all began last Saturday around 15:00 hours in the vicinity of the Nautical Club, when the protagonist approached the shoreline to ascertain fishing conditions, as he is an avid fan of the activity.

"I stopped the car that I drove to the location and some 200 meters away, I saw a strange object hovering above the lake surface. For this reason I decided to get out of the car and take a picture of it with my cell phone. It was suspended in the air, barely a meter over the surface, and was completely silent," said the witness in a handwritten note.

He added that while he tried to photograph it with his cellphone, the object began to emit a buzzing sound and, blowing powerfully over the water's surface, stirring it, began to ascend. At that time, and while the object rose into the air, he took photos of its strange silhouette.

As shown in the image (the low resolution is due to the fact that a cellphone was used to take it) the man must have applied the camera's zoom to get a closer look at what was going on. Four pictures later, the object vanished into the skies above.

"The apparition didn't frighten me," added the startled local. "In fact, I liked it because these things interest me. I beleive that there must be life on other planets."

As far as repercussions that may have been created by making this strange episode known, he stated that: "the matter is left to people's individual opinion. Let everyone draw their own conclusions. I saw it and was lucky enough to photograph it."

(Translation (c) 2009, S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Laura López)